2018 Shiraz Grenache
Fresh mulberry and black cherry fruit characters are complemented with savoury spice and dry, grainy tannins.
From $30.00 per bottle
This wine is a special project of second generation at Gibson, Adam, who takes on “Duke” himself as a nickname. In the noble sense, Dukes are ranked below Emperors and Kings. As son to Rob, Adam argues that definition, instead claiming his moniker comes from his earlier days playing local football. He was well known for a fiery competitiveness and often being “Dukes Up” on the field.
The Duke Grenache/Shiraz blend contrasts with the boisterousness you may expect in a wine named after Adam. This wine is a story of elegance versus substance in red wine styles. Fresh mulberry and black cherry fruit characters on the nose are complemented with savoury spice and herb notes. The palate is medium bodied and soft, well-structured with juicy red cherry flavours, balanced with refreshing acidity and dry grainy tannins.
A window to a softer, considered and deeper side to “Duke” himself - perhaps. But he’ll never admit that.
2020 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
The Real Review - Huon Hooke
- Region Barossa
- Vintage 2018
- Type Red Wine
- Variety Shiraz Grenache
- Vegan Friendly ✔
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 14%
Open fermentation with daily plunging.
- Closure ScrewCap
- Vintage Notes
2018 season enjoyed good winter rain and a fine dry harvest period. A hot October was followed by average temperatures with a cool period in March. Good ripening and harvest conditions led to good flavour development.
Origin of grapes: Barossa Grenache (55%), Barossa Shiraz (45%)
- Tasting Notes
Ruby red colour. Fresh mulberry and black cherry fruit characters on the nose with savoury spice and herb notes. The palate is medium bodied and soft, well-structured with juicy red cherry flavours balanced with refreshing acidity and dry grainy tannins.